I have been thinking about how difficult it can be to allow for God’s time in our lives.
We seem to want to avoid God’s time. We get ourselves immersed in the world’s time, in the sense that one event runs into another and we end the day with a sense of insignificance or obscurity. “Le tenebre”, literally the darknesses in Italian, and meaning in English that which distracts and holds us in confusion and sin.
God’s time is kairos, the infusion of meaningfulness and light into our lives. It comes from an openess to the presence of God in everyday circumstances. How difficult it is, I repeat, for us to allow for God’s time in our day. We can’t make it happen, it just does, when God wills, if we are open.
Isn’t this the whole message and purpose of Advent? Opening ourselves, and allowing for God’s time, kairos, the infusion of the divine presence into our daily lives….the coming of our incarnate Lord Jesus.
Come, Lord Jesus! Maranatha!